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YORUBA people, possibly Oyo, Egba or Egbado region South-western region, Nigeria
Mask for the Gelede festival mid 20th century? Place made: Nigeria
Materials & Technique: sculptures, costumes, wood, paint carving
Dimensions: 41.5 h x 24.3 w x 31.5 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1970
Accession No: NGA 70.167
Subject: African art
  • apparently collected by Donald Friend, artist and adviser to the ruler of? in Ekiti Province in the 1930s;
  • with Galerie Khepri NV, Amsterdam, March 1970;
  • with Leveson Galleries, Melbourne, 1970;
  • from whom puchased by Clifford Last, sculptor and member of the CAAB, for the Gallery